1v1 Haxorus (QC 4/3) (GP 2/2) DONE

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[OVERVIEW]

Haxorus is one of the few viable Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, allowing it to bypass abilities like Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokemon like Dragonite and Magnezone. Additionally, its pure Dragon typing gives it only three weaknesses and one resistance, allowing it to take on a lot of Pokemon in the metagame thanks to its high Attack stat and vast movepool with high-Base Power moves like Outrage, Iron Tail, and Superpower let it break past Pokemon like Mega Venusaur, Tapu Lele, and Mega Tyranitar. However, Haxorus does suffer from mediocre HP, Special Defense, and Defense stats, which means it cannot take a Z-Move from Aegislash or live a super effective attack from Garchomp, Magearna, and Naganadel. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier that allows it to outpace Tapu Lele, but not Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without having to run Choice Scarf and losing power. It is also outclassed by other Mold Breaker Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, which can check physical attackers like Landorus-T thanks to its pre-Mega Evolution ability Intimidate and can take care of Sturdy Pokemon that Haxorus can like Magnezone thanks to Earthquake while also taking care of Pokemon that Haxorus cannot take care of, like Donphan.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Slide / Superpower
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB attack that can break down Pokemon that do not outspeed Haxorus or resist Dragon-type attacks like Mega Venusaur and Umbreon. Iron Tail can hit Fairy-types like Tapu Lele and Tapu Bulu; however, its low accuracy can be problematic. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric-,(add comma) and Steel-types like Mega Tyranitar, Magnezone, and Excadrill. Rock Slide defeats Mega Charizard Y and Charizard that chooses to not to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X right away. Superpower can break down Pokemon like Air Balloon Heatran.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature is used to outpace key Pokemon like Tapu Lele. Mold Breaker allows Haxorus to bypass abilities like Sturdy and Multiscale from Pokemon like Golem and Dragonite. Maximum EVs in Attack and Speed make Haxorus as fast and as powerful as possible, while Choice Band boosts its Attack even more, allowing to break through defensive Pokemon like Mega Venusaur and Type: Null.

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Gyarados, as it will not be able to KO these Pokemon before it gets OHKOed. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff, as it outspeeds Haxorus and uses Substitute and Leech Seed to drain its HP. Send it in against Pokemon like Mega Venusaur, Zygarde, and Magnezone, as these are common Pokemon that Haxorus can beat using Outrage or, in Magnezone's case, Earthquake. Clicking Outrage is the play most of the time due to how powerful it is, unless another move can do more damage. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type mover on the team like Zeraora or Genesect, as both outspeed and can OHKO Haxorus. Do not send it out against bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron, as both of these easily beat Haxorus.

Team Options
========

Special Choice Scarf attackers like Porygon-Z can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Genesect, and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed or OHKO. Special attackers like Meloetta, Genesect, and Zeraora can help break down threats like Mega Slowbro and Mew. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone and Donphan and Pokemon like Genesect can help deal with Meloetta and Naganadel. They can also be used to get fast Choice Scarf users like Garchomp, Genesect, and Porygon-Z. Steel-type Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Mega Scizor, and Ferrothorn check Fairy-types like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, and Mega Gardevoir more reliably, as Haxorus's Iron Tail has a chance to miss. It also helps with other Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, and Chansey. Jumpluff is a good Pokemon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Pokemon like Aegislash, non-Rock Blast Golem, and Mega Metagross with its Substitute + Sleep Powder + Leech Seed set. Tapu Fini is another good Pokemon to pair with Haxorus, as it helps with Pokemon like Garchomp, Donphan, and Mega Sableye.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Rock Slide
move 4: Superpower / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a strong STAB attack that can be used against other Dragon-types like Garchomp, Zygarde-C, and Naganadel or other Pokemon that take neutral damage from it like Mega Venusaur and Greninja. Iron Tail allows Haxorus to check Fairy-types like Tapu Bulu and Tapu Lele; however, its low accuracy could be an issue. Rock Slide hits Pokemon like Mega Pinsir, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Charizard X that doesn't Mega Evolve. Superpower allows it to KO Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill.

Set Details
========

Maximum Attack and Speed investment makes Haxorus as fast and as powerful as possible. Choice Scarf allows it to outpace common Pokemon that would normally outspeed it and KO it like Mega Lopunny, Mega Lucario, and Greninja. A Jolly nature allows Haxorus to outpace Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, whereas an Adamant nature is an option to hit harder and secure a KO on Mega Venusaur. Its ability Mold Breaker allows Haxorus to bypass abilities like Multiscale from Dragonite and Sturdy from Pokemon like Magnezone.

Usage Tips
========

Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed Haxorus such as Genesect and Naganadel. Send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone and Dragonite, as Mold Breaker ignores their abilities. Be careful around Iron Defense users like Mega Slowbro and Magearna or common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile, as Haxorus cannot beat them. Instead, send it against Water-types like Greninja and Volcanion as it can outpace both of these and KO them. It can also take care of fast, frail Pokemon such as Mega Lopunny and Zeraora thanks to its Choice Scarf.

Team Options
========

Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Substitute and Leech Seed. Slowbro can take on physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross. Sturdy Pokemon like Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta, and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter and can also take on Mega Gyarados. Common Z-Move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Mega Slowbro. Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T, which both threaten Haxorus. Zeraora can help with Water-type Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja, and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on. Aggron's Sturdy allows it to take any hit KO the foe back with Metal Burst and it can also utilize Curse and Rest to successfully outstall Mega Metagross.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonium Z can be used with Outrage and Dragon Dance or Swords Dance to have a powerful STAB Z-Move with setup, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on the raw power from Choice Band or the Speed boost from Choice Scarf. Waterium Z used with Aqua Tail can be used to help KO common Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but this means that Haxorus will not be running Iron Tail to take care of common Fairy-types like Tapu Lele and Tapu Bulu. Poisonium Z can be used with Poison Jab to lure in and take out Fairy-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini while also beating Pokemon it already can with Iron Tail, but this means it cannot beat Pokemon like Charm Mega Venusaur due to losing out on raw power from Choice Band or outpace Pokemon like Mega Lopunny with a Choice Scarf.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Skarmory, and Celesteela can take care of Haxorus due to their ability to easily take a hit, and KO back with its STAB or super effective moves.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Tapu Bulu can take care of Haxorus if Iron Tail misses. Fairy-types that do not rely on a miss like Tapu Fini and Primarina can easily OHKO Haxorus, as they can take a hit from any of it moves.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokemon like Porygon-Z with Hyper Beam can OHKO Haxorus if it isn't running a Jolly nature with Choice Scarf, and Genesect with Ice Beam can OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2, Avalugg, and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or, in Chansey's case, KO it with Counter. Intimidate Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, Mega Mawile, and Landorus-T cut Haxorus's Attack stat, allowing them to survive a hit and KO in return with their strong STAB or super effective moves. Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Mew use Will-O-Wisp to burn Haxorus, making it easier for them to take multiple hits from Haxorus and eventually defeat it.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types like Garchomp and Naganadel can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with their STAB attacks unless Haxorus has a Choice Scarf.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Charizard8888, 333554], [MaceMaster, 302951], [dom, 280380], [Motogp, 412409]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Electrolyte, 148071], [The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216]]
 
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Overview
- You can also mention Mold Breaker breaking through Mimikyu's Disguise, Dragonite's Multiscale along with Sturdy.
- Mention its good coverage with high BP moves and what mons do these moves let it defeat.

Choice Band

Moves
- Sort the moves in the order of their importance going from Outrage to Iron Tail to EQ to Superpower / Low Kick and also sort the bullets in the same order.
- For Low Kick, mention only those Pokemon which can be beaten by Low Kick and not by Superpower (So Stakataka) so that the readers know which move to choose.

Set Details
- You can mention the ability for this section in all the sets.

Team Options
- This part is mostly good but maybe drop a high ranked option and suggest a niche mon which does well with it. And give some other team options in the other sets. Give some mons which would benefit from Haxorus' Mold Breaker.

Choice Scarf

Moves
- Add Earthquake's bullet and the same change for Low Kick as in the Choice Band set.

Usage Tips
Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores Mutiscale / Sturdy.
- Being slow and having Multiscale don't relate to not sending it in any way. Reframe to say that without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit. (Although Dragonite can still be mostly beaten I think; 252 Atk Haxorus Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252 Def Dragonite: 354-416 (91.7 - 107.7%) -- 50% chance to OHKO )

Acid Downpour

Usage Tips
- Elaborate the first bullet a bit and keeping the lure in mind, suggest some team options in Team Options accordingly.
- Give a hint of in what matchups should Dragon Dance be used.

Checks and Counters

- Group in the categories a bit, such as combining the Mega Sableye example in WoW; Greninja and Genesect are known for Ice Beam so merge them (As they are in the Choice Scarf Checks and Counters section)
- In the Intimidate, be sure to specify that Intimidate lets them survive the attacks.
- You can also mention bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and company.

Good job!
QC 1/3
 
#8
Open for QC Check

Oh boy time to write 3-6 sets for my fave mon!
[OVERVIEW]

* Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame.
* It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokemon and can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets.
* Its high BP from its moves (such as?) allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and Tyranitar.
* With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can pass abilitys like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite and Donphan. Move this line right below where you mentioned Mold Breaker in the first place for the sake of flow
* It does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat.
* Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Outrage Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack.
* Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Mimikyu and easily KO them.
* Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, Excadrill, and Terrakion.
* Superpower can break Pokemon like Excadrill, and Air Balloon Heatran.
* Low Kick is more so to beat heavy Normal-, Ice- or Steel-type Pokemon like Snorlax, and Avalugg. Low Kick probably shouldn't be mentioned as it's inferior to Superpower in all ways that I can see. Mention that Superpower beats Snorlax.

Set Details
========

* Jolly nature to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele. Reword this to something like "A Jolly nature outpaces..." to make it sound less awkward
* The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible and Attack to make it as strong as possible.
* Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses.

Usage Tips
========

* Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move.
* Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds and can sub and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health.
* Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team.
* Try not to send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats Haxorus.

Team Options
========

* Porygon-Z is an ideal choice thanks to its Z-Conversion set taking on Mega Slowbro. It can also run scarf to help against Landorus-T, and Mega Lopunny.
* Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage. Give specific examples of what Genesect does for Haxorus on a team
* Zeraora can OHKO Mega Slowbro with Electrium Z and can run a mixed set to take on Landorus-T and Garchomp that is not running scarf.
* Greninja can also do some work to Haxorus's weaknesses like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Mega Gyarados
* Donphan's Sturdy helps deals with Meloetta with Groundium Z and Ice Shard.
* Magnezone can be used to help with Greninja, Porygon-Z and Meloetta.
* Skarmory can pair well with Haxorus thanks to Sturdy and having access to counter to take on Pokemon like Landorus-T.
* Meloetta can help with Mega Gyarados with its Normalium Z set and help with Aegislash.
* Mimikyu with either its offensive z set or curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Greninja, Tapu Lele, and Mega Charizard X.
*Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed set.
Try to group the Pokemon in this section into their own groups (ie "Sturdy Pokemon," "Strong special attackers"). As is, the team options section is repetitive and lengthy

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick Again, Low Kick should be removed. Slash in Rock Slide here which helps deal with Mega Charizard X that opt not to Mega Evolve
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame.
* Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele , and Weavile.
* Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill.
* Superpower allows it to kill Dark-types like Greninja and Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Haxorus is going to beat Greninja with or without Superpower and Snorlax and Avalugg flat-out win. Remove these examples
* Low Kick is for more fat Pokemon like Avalugg and Snorlax.


Set Details
========

* Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss and Excadrill. It's to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non Choice Scarf Greninja and Mega Lucario. The last sentence here doesn't make sense. Reword it
* Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Jolly Nature helps to outspeed Scarf Excadrill which it cannot do while using an Adamant nature.
* Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes.

Usage Tips
========

* Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed it such as Greninja, Genesect and Naganadel.
* Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability but be aware without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit.
* Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it after one Iron Defense.
* Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat it.

Team Options
========

* Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed.
* Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set. Remove Greninja and add a better example. Scarf Haxorus already beats it
* Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross.
* Sawk can take on Greninja, Meloetta and Ferrothorn for Haxorus.
* Skarmory can help with physical attackers that Haxorus cannot deal with such as Mega Gyarados with Counter.
* Tapu Bulu can help with annoying Pokemon like Tapu Fini, Primarina and Mega Slowbro.
* Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus.
* Zeroara can help with Water Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela and Magnezone.


[SET]
name: Acid Downpour
move 1: Poison Jab
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Outrage
item: Poisonium Z
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly Either slash in or replace with Adamant. Bulkier Primarinas and Tapu Finis can survive a Jolly Acid Downpour
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Poison Jab helps with Fairy-types like Primana, Azumarill, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini. mention that Poison Jab is being boosted into Acid Downpour which allows it to OHKO these Pokemon
* Dragon Dance helps Haxorus turn into a very dangerous wallbreaker and to gain Speed.
* Earthquake helps with Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone.
* Outrage is for neutral STAB damage.

Set Details
========

* 252 EVs in Attack to make Haxorus as strong as possible and 252 in Speed to makes Haxorus as fast as possible.
* Its ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Jolly nature to outpace common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, and Tapu Fini.
Mention that Adamant more reliably KOs Tapu Fini and Primarina
* Poisonium Z allows Haxorus to use Acid Downpour.

Usage Tips
========

* Poisonium Z can be used to lure Fairy-types so it is a good thing to remember as if the team looks weak to Fairy-types, Haxorus can come in and surprise them with its Z-move.
* Dragon Dance can help beat Pokemon it usually cannot like Mega Venusaur.

* Be wary of Sleep users and Counter users as Haxorus cannot beat these.
* Be fearful of bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron and Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat these.

Team Options
========

* Landorus-T helps with bulky Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and can helps with Mega Gyarados.
* Zeroara with Fake Out and Close Combat can beat Magnezone, and Dark-types like Weavile.
* Meloetta with Normalium-Z can break Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and a Choice Specs set can beat Mega Sableye.
* Porygon-Z with Hidden Power Fire can beat Genesect and help with Greninja.
* Snorlax can make Pokemon like Mega Latias, Garchomp and Donphan fall asleep and KO them back.
* Tapu Lele blocks priority from Prankster Pokemon like Whimsicott and Mega Sableye. Then Tapu Lele can KO them.
* Tapu Bulu can help with annoying pokemon like Tapu Fini, Primirana and Mega Slowbro.
* Greninja can help take down Psychic- and Steel-type Pokemon like protean and threats to Haxorus such as Mega Medicham, Mega Metagross and Magearna.
* Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage.
* Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus to make Pokemon like Magerna, and Landorus-T asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed.
* Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

* Steelium Z can be used to secure the hit with common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Bulu. Steelium Z is obselete to Poisonium. Remove this
* Dragonium Z can be used to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal but it causes it to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Mention that the advantage in Dragonium Z over Choice Band comes from the ability to use moves like Dragon Dance, Swords Dance and/or Substitute
Add in its Groundium and Waterium sets which beat Magearna and Donphan/Golem, respectively


Checks and Counters
===================

**Bulky Pokemon** Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2 and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out.

**Faster Pokemon** Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon** Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and therefore OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move.

**Intimidate** Intimidate Pokémon like Landerous-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus Attack. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can surivive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp** Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mimikyu and Mega Sableye

**Ice Beam** Common Ice Beam users like Porygon-Z, Greninja, and Genesect can easily OHKO Haxorus.

**Ice-types** Common ice types like Avalugg and Weavile can either tank an attack and KO it back or outspeed and OHKO it with Icicle Crash.

**Dragon-types** Dragon types like Garchomp can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.

**Mega Charizard X** Mega Charizard X can burn Haxorus or OHKO it with Outrage.
This section needs to be condensed. You can clump WoW in with bulky mons, Scarfers in with Fast mons, Ice Beam in with Ice Types, and Zard X with Dragon types
QC 1/3
 
#10
Ok just for the sake of my sanity I will need clarification on the following from the third qc check or someone like deg to the stuff I will not implement unless I get overruled.

-Low Kick on Haxorus is needed in order to beat a bulkier Snorlax. Im iffy on taking this out all together.
-Stuff in oo. I do not agree on Groundium z cuz that literally only hits Mage and I know its a lure set but sounds really bad. Im more so ok with Waterium since Golem and Donphan can beat Haxorus without it.
-Grouping ice beam with ice mons. To me this will confuse the reader that Pokemon like Genesect is an ice mon. To me it warrants its own section since it flows better.
-Bulky Pokemon with WoW is a disagreement as well since not all WoW mons are bulky like Mega Gallade, Gardevoir and Charizard. I can merge this as im just iffy on it, but not on board with it as it stands since they are two different things.

Ready for qc 3 rawr got over my laziness.
 
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#11
Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame. With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can bypass abilitys like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite and Donphan. It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokemon and can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets. Its high BP from its moves like Outrage, and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and Tyranitar to be fair even if Superpower didn't have 120 BP it would still be able to OHKO Tyranitar.In my opinion you should mention its move variety instead,and move it from the previous sentence to this one. It does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack. Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Mimikyu and easily KO them. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, Excadrill, and Terrakion Unfortunately,Haxorus is frail to the point where it cannot live a hit from Terrrakion,while the rest of the Pokemon you mentioned die to Superpower. Superpower can break Pokemon like Excadrill you shou;dn't mention Excadrill twice, and Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is more so to beat heavy Normal-, Ice- or Steel-type Pokemon like Snorlax, and Avalugg without taking the Attack and Defense drop again Haxorus is too frail and is OHKO'd with Avalanche from Avalugg.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature outpaces to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele.The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible and Attack to make it as strong as possible. Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses.However,this doesn't matter much since you aren't using Haxorus to live hits anyway.

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds and can sub use Substitute and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health. Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Meloetta Meloetta can live a hit, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team.Try not to Do not send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats Haxorus.

Team Options
========

Choice Scarf Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Genesect and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Mega Slowbro, Genesect and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed. Z-moves from Meloetta and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mega Gyarados. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, Skarmory and Donphan helps deal with Meloetta with its Z-move and following up with another move
Rephrase this . It Theycan also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Greninja, Garchomp, Landorus-T 1.None of those Pokemon's Choice Scarf sets are viable,and most of them are fairly uncommon as well 2.You mentioned that Landorus-T wins no matter the setand Porygon Z or bulky Pokemon like Aegislash. Mimikyu with either its offensive Z-Move set or Curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Greninja, Tapu Lele why is this analysis so contradicting you mentioned that Haxorus defeats Tapu Lele, and Mega Charizard X. Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed set.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick / Rock Slide
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame. Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele it cannot defeat Tapu Lele , and Weavile Weavile is not viable in 1v1. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Superpower allows it to kill Dark-types like Weavile again and Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is for more fat bulky Pokemon like Snorlax it can't beat Snorlax even with Low Kick because it allows it to not take the Attack and Defense drop from Superpower and getting KOed. Rock Slide deals with Mega Charizard X that does not mega evolve.


Set Details
========

Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss and Excadrill . Being Choice Scarf also allows to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non Choice Scarf Greninja and Mega Lucario. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Jolly Nature helps to outspeed Choice Scarf Excadrill which it cannot do while using an Adamant nature Choice Scarf Excadrill is one of the few things that cannot OHKO Haxorus,so there is no reason to use a Jolly Nature overall. Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes.

Usage Tips
========

Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed it such as Greninja, Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability but be aware without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit you can never defeat Donphan,Dragonite and Magnezone cannot live a hit from Adamant Haxorus,and don't refer to other sets in an analysis. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it after one Iron Defense. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat it.

Team Options
========

Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed you said Substitute and Leech Seed before,I feel it is more fitting here as well . Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron Mega Aggron hard counters Mimikyu thanks to Taunt, and Mega Charizard X with its Z-Curse set. Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross.Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter shaky matchup can also take on Mega Gyarados Sawk can also 50/50 it with Thunder Punch. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina and Mega Slowbro.Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus with its Z-move. Zeroara's can help with Water-type Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on.

[SET]
name: Acid Downpour
move 1: Poison Jab
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Outrage
item: Poisonium Z
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

I don't think it is a set worth mentioning at all,PM me on PS for further discussion
I'm not going to QC this part for now

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Poison Jab helps with Fairy-types like Primana, Azumarill, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini do to it be boosted to Acid Downpour which allows it to OHKO these Pokemon. Dragon Dance helps Haxorus turn into a very dangerous wallbreaker and to gain Speed. Earthquake helps with Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone. Outrage is for neutral STAB damage.

Set Details
========

252 EVs in Attack to make Haxorus as strong as possible and 252 in Speed to makes Haxorus as fast as possible. Its ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Adamant nature is to more reliably OHKO Tapu Fini and Primarina, but at the cost of not outspeeding Mimikyu. Jolly nature to outpace common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, and Tapu Fini. Poisonium Z allows Haxorus to use Acid Downpour.

Usage Tips
========

Poisonium Z can be used to lure Fairy-types so it is a good thing to remember as if the team looks weak to Fairy-types, Haxorus can come in and surprise them with its Z-move. Dragon Dance can help beat Pokemon it usually cannot like Mega Venusaur. Be wary of Sleep users and Counter users as Haxorus cannot beat these. Be fearful of bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron and Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat these.

Team Options
========

Z-move users like Landorus-T helps with bulky Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and can helps with Mega Gyarados. Zeroara with Fake Out and Close Combat can beat Magnezone, and Dark-types like Weavile. Meloetta with Normalium-Z can break Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and a Choice Specs set can beat Mega Sableye. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set. A Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Greninja and Genesect can beat threats like Genesect and help with Greninja. Greninja can help take down Psychic- and Steel-type Pokemon like protean and threats to Haxorus such as Mega Medicham, Mega Metagross and Magearna. Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage.Sleep users like Snorlax and Jumpluff can make Pokemon like Mega Latias, Garchomp and Donphan fall asleep and KO them back. Either Choice scarf or Z-move Tapu Lele blocks priority from Prankster Pokemon like Whimsicott and Mega Sableye. Then Tapu Lele can KO them.Tapu Bulu can help with annoying pokemon that Haxorus suffers with like Tapu Fini, Primirana and Mega Slowbro.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonium Z can be used to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Waterium Z can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem.
something about Aqua Tail
Checks and Counters
===================

**Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2 and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or,in Chansey's case,Counter it.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and can therefore OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move. Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory Jumpluff loses to Choice Scarf though. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.

**Intimidate**: Intimidate Pokémon like Landerous-T Landorus-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus Attack. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can surivive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp**: Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from It is used by Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mimikyu and Mega Sableye

**Ice Beam**: Common Ice Beam users like Porygon-Z, Greninja, and Genesect can easily OHKO Haxorus.

**Ice-types**: Common Ice-types like Avalugg and Weavile can either tank an attack and KO it back or outspeed and OHKO it with Icicle Crash.
1.Weavile is not a common Ice-Type.
2.Those 2 sections could b1 combined.


**Dragon-types**: Dragon types like Garchomp can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.

tag me when you implement I probably have more
 
#12
Sorry had alot of health problems that kept me away, will implement the rest and ultimately give my analysis a revamp before taging tomorrow.
 
#13
motogp
I made the changes, and ultimately took out Ice-types and Ice Beam due to the fact I can cover it in another section. I made Haxorus on the Choice Scarf set Adamant because there is no reason to run Jolly in 1v1. I moved Poison z to oo as its still a good lure set. I tried to fix some errors I saw as well.
 
#14
A few things:
Choice Band set:
Low Kick and Superpower do the same amount of damage to Golem
you presented a lot of types,either find pokemon with those types that Haxorus defeats with Low Kick,remove what you cant find an example for,or even better,remove Low Kick entirely
Choice Band Haxorus has trouble with any Greninja,not just Choice Scarf

Choice Scarf set:
Choice Scarf Haxorus does not beat Mega Slowbro even without an Iron Defense up
I don't see any reason to use Earthquake and Superpower in the same set,in my opinion Superpower is just plain better due to its ability to cover threats like Magnezone and Heatran more reliably (what does Earthquake even defeat that Superpower doesnt?)
Z-Curse Mimikyu does not beat Mega Charizard X reliably

Checks & Counters:
Mimikyu does not beat Haxorus with Will-O-Wisp

i'd like to see them implemented before I give the QC
 
#15
Superpower does not secure the KO on Zone.
252+ Atk Mold Breaker Haxorus Superpower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Magnezone: 280-330 (99.2 - 117%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
Its a very low chance that it wouldnt KO, but I rather not take the chance, especially since some zone runs some HP like I believe Blaze told me to run 76 evs in HP in ompl so I just go with that.
252+ Atk Mold Breaker Haxorus Superpower vs. 76 HP / 0 Def Magnezone: 280-330 (93.3 - 110%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO

Theres an off chance you dont beat it, and OHKOs Haxorus with Steelium Z. But I will slash Rock Slide first and Earthquake second since its ultimately up to the user if they wanna take a chance with a roll in order to use Rock Slide to get CharX that DDs first then Megaing since its scared out with Haxorus's Outrage.

Implemented everything else tho. ^-^
motogp
 
#16
[OVERVIEW]

Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame. With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can bypass abilities like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite, and Donphan. Haxorus' high BP from its moves like Outrage, Iron Tail and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Tapu Bulu, and Tyranitar. It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokémon. It can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets and z-move it can run like thanks to moves like Aqua Tail, and Poison Jab. However, Haxorus does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack. Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu a standard 252 HP/252 Atk Bulu has a decent chance of living and ohkoing fact,taking accuracy into account, and Mimikyu and easily KO them,however its low accuracy can be problematic. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, and Stakataka Stakataka isn't common,maybe give another example?. Superpower can break Pokemon like Air Balloon Heatran.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature outpaces to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele. The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale. Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible. Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses and cannot set up with Dragon Dance even if it didn't have a Choice Band,its mediocre bulk doesnt allow it to set up before getting OHKOed.

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds, uses Substitute and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health. Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu look what I said about Tapu Bulu before, Tapu Lele, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team. Do not send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats-beat Haxorus.

Team Options
========

Choice Scarf Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Mega Slowbro, Genesect and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed or OHKO. Z-moves from Meloetta and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mega Gyarados Meloetta doesn't defeat Mega Gyarados. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, Skarmory, and Donphan helps-help deal with Meloetta maybe refer to a more general category of Pokemon that Sturdy Pokemon help in dealing with thanks to Sturdy. They can also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Greninja, and Porygon Z or bulky Pokemon like Aegislash Magnezone cannot reliably defeat Aegislash. Mimikyu with either its offensive Z-Move set or Curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Choice Scarf Greninja, Tapu Fini, and Mega Charizard X Mega Charizard X is a common Mimikyu counter,thanks to its access to Flame Charge.Replace this with another example. Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder, and Leech Seed set This is a very lucky scenario that probably shouldn't be mentioned at all.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Rock Slide / Earthquake
move 4: Superpower
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame. Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu again,take a look at what I wrote above, Tapu Lele 252+ Atk Mold Breaker Haxorus Iron Tail vs. 248 HP / 88 Def Tapu Lele: 298-352 (86.8 - 102.6%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO (most common set,not the best set in my opinion but I wouldn't even call it a check),second in usage set uses a Bold nature so it lives always,252+ Atk Mold Breaker Haxorus Iron Tail vs. 252 HP / 60 Def Tapu Lele: 308-364 (89.5 - 105.8%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO and this is the third in usage set (still not the best in my opinion,and I still wouldn't call it a check) and Mimikyu. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Superpower allows it to KO Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran.

Set Details
========

Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss. Being Choice Scarf also allows it to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non-Choice Scarf Greninja, and Mega Lucario. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale. Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes. Not really sure about the wording in this section.

Usage Tips
========

Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed Haxorus such as Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat these. No matter what do not send it in when there is a Greninja because no matter what set it is, it will OHKO Haxorus That's wrong.Choice Scarf Haxorus beats most Greninja,excluding the rare Choise Scarf set.

Team Options
========

Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Substitute and Leech Seed. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Mawile with its Z-Curse set. Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross. Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta, and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter and can also take on Mega Gyarados. Sawk can also take care of Mega Gyarados with Thunder Punch. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Mega Slowbro.Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus with its Z-move. Zeroara's can help with Water-type Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja, and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonium Z can be used from Outrage to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Waterium Z used from Aqua Tail can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem. Poisonium Z can be used from Poison Jab to lure in Fairy-types like Mimikyu doesn't ohko any Mimikyu that runs 252 HP (or even less), Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Lele.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2, Avalugg, and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or, in Chansey's case, Counter it.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z Hyper Beam does more in this case, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and can, therefore, OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move. Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory Jumpluff loses to Choice Scarf though. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.Neither Deoxys-S nor Jumpluff use a Choice Scarf in the respective matchups.

**Intimidate**: Intimidate Pokémon like Landorous-T Landorus-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus's Attack stat. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can survive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp**: Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from It is used by Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, and Mega Sableye Mega Charizard X really won't use Will-o-Wisp against Haxorus.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types like Garchomp +++can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.


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#18
overview:
- i'd add "viable" when talking about the few mold breaker pokemon
- i would mention its somewhat unique pure dragon typing
- !important! mention how it's in some ways a bit outclassed by mega gyarados, and that eq gyara can beat stuff like sturdies very well.

band moves/set:
- i'd slash rock slide over superpower. yea beating tran is cool but fat charizards are very common and a matchup hax will try to win.
- wouldn't mention dd. you don't have it so there's no point in talking about it.

usage tips:
- hax doesn't beat lele reliably enough to mention it. i would say like, zygod instead.
- mention how clicking outrage is prolly the play, unless one of your other moves are super effective.

team options:
- skarm's niche as fuck, and you already beat venu with band anyw.
- i'd say special attackers to beat bro instead, and name like genesect or something (which also beats meloetta).
- really, mention steels in general as they are good backups for fairies and also beat mons that hax has problems with.

scarf move/set:
- maybe this is just me but i feel like rock slide is required. don't slash.
- pretty skimpy moves description tbh. i'd just beef it up in general. mention rock slide beating charizard x that doesn't mega.
- really mention rock slide in general.
- !jolly! good for beating pz. slash ada after.
- physically bulky > iron defense (wisp mew, etc)

usage tips:
- mention sending it out vs faster mons like mega lop, but not things like venusaur
- remove scarf gren, unset. gren is something youd wanna send scarf hax against, so mention that with the above fast mons.
- mention using it against dragonite
- mention the rock slide/outrage 50/50 with zard

team options:
- mention a steel more, now that you struggle vs fairies more (but beat zard better).
- remove sawk. gets owned by fairies. mention something like ferrothorn instead (beats fairies + waters).

cc:
- on scarfers, remove gren. mention how scarf hax beats pz. remove jumpluff from the scarfers section lol
- !MENTION FAIRIES! iron tail isn't reliable
- steels, like megagross owns hax.
- merge intim into wisp as "physically bulky pokemon".
- make sure to add how scarf beats dragons like naga n chomp
 
#21
btw if Mimikyu is banned you'll have to write this all over
everything underlined is either removed or rephrased
[OVERVIEW]

Haxorus is one of the few viable Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important as this allows Haxorus to bypass abilities like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite, and Magnezone. Haxorus' pure Dragon typing allows it to only have three weaknesses, and one resists which Haxorus can take on these type of Pokemon thanks to its coverage moves I don't understand what you're trying to say Haxorus' high BP from its moves like Outrage, Iron Tail and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, and Tyranitar thanks to its high Attack stat. It can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets and z-move it can run as lures thanks to moves like Aqua Tail, and Poison Jab. I think this should be: "It can be somewhat unpredictable due to the fact that it can effectively utilize niche Z-Moves like Waterium-Z from Aqua Tail and Poisonium-Z from Poison Jab to bypass some of its checks (insert example here)However, Haxorus does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat where does this hinder Haxorus? Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier.While it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf. It is also outclassed by Mega Gyarados due to its intimidate before mega evolving allows it to check Physical attackers I don't think Mega Gyarados and Haxorus are similar enough to be compared in that matter has better bulk, take care of Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone thanks to its Earthquake, Pokemon that Haxorus cannot take care of like Donphan, and Golem it can defeat Golem with Choice Band Superpower most of the time (62,5% roll against 252 HP/4 Defense Golem and most Golem don't run defense investment anyway for more counter damage and can take care of Pokemon like Mimikyu more reliably with Mega Gyrarados Iron Head- Iron Head.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Slide / Superpower
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack like Mega Venusaur I really don't understand what you're trying to say Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, and Mimikyu that allows Haxorus to easily KO them, however, its low accuracy can be problematic. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, and Excadrill. Rock Slide is Charizard that chooses to not to mega evolve into Mega Charizard X right away, and also Mega Charizard Y. Superpower can break Pokemon like Air Balloon Heatran.Elaborate further on which one is more useful.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu. The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale from?. Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible. The item Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible.rephrase this to: Maximum Attack and Speed investment make Haxorus as fast and hard-hitting as possible,while Choice Band boosts its attack even more,allowing to break through defensive Pokemon like Mega Venusaur,Type:Null,(insert other example here)

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users like? , as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T talk about this right above when it can OHKO with its Z-move adjust this to the other changes. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds uses Substitute and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health-in order to drain its health. Send it in against Pokemon like Mega Venusaur, Zygarde, and Magnezone how does Haxorus defeat each of those pokemon and why do they fit in the same category. Clicking Outrage is the play most of the time due to how powerful it is unless another move is super-effective against the Pokemon Haxorus are-is facing also super effective Rock Slide is weaker than Outrage. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team like? and why are Dragon and Ice-types problematic when you have super effective moves? or against remove this common walls like Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beat Haxorus.

Team Options
========

Special Choice Scarf attackers like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Genesect and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed or OHKO. Special attackers like Meloetta, Genesect and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mew. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, and Donphan also pokemon like Genesect you mentioned Genesect once already can help deal with Meloetta, and Naganadel. They can also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Greninja, and Porygon Z this entire section implies that most Greninja and Porygon-Z use Choice Scarf regularly,which is simply not the case. Steel-type Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Mega Scizor, and Ferrothorn check Fairy-types more reliable like Tapu Fini Haxorus cannot beat Fini by any means,but here you're implying that Iron Tail does the job if it doesn't miss Tapu Lele, and Mega Gardevoir more reliably as Haxorus' Iron Tail has a chance to miss and help with other Pokemon like Mew None of those 3 beat Mew, Mega Gyarados, and Chansey. Mimikyu with either its offensive Z-Move set or Curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Choice Scarf ...Greninja, Tapu Fini, and Garchomp. Jumpluff is a good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Pokemon like Aegislash, non-Rock Blast Golem, and Mega Metagross with its Substitute, Sleep Powder, and Leech Seed set.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Rock Slide
move 4: Superpower / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame like for Mega Venusaur, Greninja, and Garchomp. Iron Tail allows it to check Mimikyu, but it does have a chance of missing due to its accuracy. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Rock Slide is for Charizard that is Mega Charizard X that chooses not to Mega Evolve right away or for Mega Charizard Y. Superpower allows it to KO Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Rephrase this to:Outrage is a strong STAB attack that can be used against other Dragon-types like Garchomp,Zygarde-C and Naganadel,or other Pokemon that take neutral damage from it like (insert Pokemon Haxorus beats here).Iron Tail allows Haxorus to check Fairy-types like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele,however its low accuracy could be an issue.Rock Slide hits Pokemon like Mega Charizard X that doesn't mega evolve,Mega Charizard Y and Mega Pinsir.(Insert what Earthquake and Superpower do and don't do compared to each other)

Set Details
========

Max EVs in Attack and speed makeHaxorus hit as hard as possible and being as fast as possible with rephrase this to: Maximum Attack and Speed investment make Haxorus as fast and hard-hitting as possible.Its item Choice Scarf allows it to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss, and also allows it to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non-Choice Scarf Greninja, and Mega Lucario. common Pokemon that would normally outspeed it and KO it like Mega Lopunny,Mega Lucario and Greninja. A Timid Jolly,not Timid (this is important)Nature allows Haxorus to outpace Choice Scarf Porygon-Z What does an Adamant nature do?. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale from what Pokemon?.

Usage Tips
========

Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed Haxorus such as Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their abilities. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro and? as Haxorus cannot beat them. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat these. No matter what do not send it in when there is a Greninja if it is Choice Scarf, it will OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.Explicitly mentioning Choice Scarf Greninja makes people think it is a good and common set,which it is not
Also,does Choice Scarf Haxorus really not have any noteworthy matchups except Choice Scarf Pokemon and Mega Slowbro? So,should it be sent out against Water-Types etc?


Team Options
========

Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Substitute and Leech Seed. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Mawile with its Z-Curse set Mimikyu does not beat Mega Mawile. Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross. Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta, and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter and can also take on Mega Gyarados. Sawk can also take care of Mega Gyarados with Thunder Punch. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Mega Slowbro.Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus. Zeraora can help with Water-type Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja, and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonium-Z can be used from Outrage to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types such as? Also doesn't Iron Tail do the same damage coming off of Choice Scarf Haxorus/Dragonium-Z?. Waterium-Z used from Aqua Tail can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem. Poisonium Z can be used from Poison Jab to lure in Fairy-types like Primarina, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Lele.
Don't you already defeat Tapu Lele and Tapu Bulu? At least that's what you've been saying above

Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types**: Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Skarmory, and Ferrothorn can take care of Haxorus due to them being able to easily take a hit, and KO back with strong STAB or super effective moves.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types like Tapu Fini, Mega Gardevoir, Mimikyu, and Tapu Bulu can take care of Haxorus if Iron Tail misses remove from this section anything that only wins through an Iron Tail miss.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z with Hyper Beam if Haxorus isn't running Jolly Choice Scarf, and Genesect with Ice Beam can OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2, Avalugg, and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or, in Chansey's case, Counter it. Intimidate Pokémon like Landorus-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cut Haxorus's Attack stat. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can survive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate. You're essentially saying the same thing twice.Rephrase this to:Intimidate Pokemon like Mega Gyarados,Mega Mawile and Landorus-T cut Haxorus' attack stat,allowing themselves to survive a hit and KO in return with their strong STAB or super effective moves.Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from Pokemon like Mega Sableye. and Mew.
Rephrase this to:Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Mew use Will-O-Wisp to burn Haxorus,thereby halfing its attack stat,making it easier for them to take multiple hits from Haxorus and eventually defeat it.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types like Garchomp and Naganadel can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB unless Haxorus is Choice Scarf.Well,Choice Scarf Haxorus was mentioned as a main set so I don't really think this fits here.


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- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
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martha could you give this one a look too
 
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Ok, finished motogp had to take out the z-moves in overview because it isn't the main set anymore. I also left Fairy and Dragon in Checks and Counters because dom said to add them in QC 2.5/3, same with mega dos. If Mimkyu gets banned I do not have to rewrite this from full, I just have to get rid of all mentions of it.
 
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There really isnt???? Im tired of going back and forth even when another qc member gives me a second 2/3. Its getting really stupid, at most this has gp issues.
 
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[OVERVIEW]
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Haxorus is one of the few viable Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important as this allows Haxorus to bypass abilities like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu(considering Iron Tail's low accuracy, is it worth mentioning this as a concrete fact?), Dragonite, and Magnezone. Haxorus' pure Dragon typing allows it to only have three weaknesses,(RC) and one resistance. However, Haxorus can take on its weaknesses thanks to its vast movepool. Haxorus' high BP from its moves like Outrage, Iron Tail and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, and Tyranitar thanks to its high Attack stat. (Rephrase this to something like "Haxorus boasts a high Attack stat which, in conjunction with its access to high BP moves, can be used to KO bulky Pokemon like Mega Venusaur and Mega Tyranitar" for lesser ambiguity)However, Haxorus does suffer from mediocre HP and it's its Special Defense and Defense stat which means it cannot live a hit from a Z-move, or live a super effective attack. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier. While it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf. It is also outclassed by Mega Gyarados due to its intimidate pre-Mega ability, Intimidate before mega evolving allows it to check Physical attackers like Landorus-T, and take care of Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone thanks to its Earthquake. It can also take care of Pokemon that Haxorus cannot take care of Donphan, and Pokemon like Mimikyu more reliably with Mega Gyrarados Iron Head. (This is an analysis of Haxorus, not an analysis of Mega Gyarados)

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Slide / Superpower
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========


Outrage is a powerful STAB attack that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist Dragon-type attacks like Mega Venusaur, Mega Blastoise, and Quarsire Quagsire. Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele,(RC) and Mimikyu that allows Haxorus to easily KO them, (RC, ASC)however However, its low accuracy can be problematic. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, and Excadrill(either provide an example for a Rock-type, or remove the Rock-type reference here). Rock Slide is for Charizard that chooses to not to mega evolve into Mega Charizard X right away, and for Mega Charizard Y. While Rock Slide deals with Charizard which is commonly found, Superpower can break Pokemon like Air Balloon Heatran and Ferrothorn.

Set Details
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A Haxorus runs Jolly nature to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu. The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale from Pokemon like Golem, Mimikyu, and Dragonite. Maximum EVs in Attack and Speed investment make Haxorus as fast and hard-hitting as possible, while Choice Band boosts its attack, even more, allowing to break through defensive Pokemon like Mega Venusaur,Type:Null, and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
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Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Gyrarados as Haxorus will not be able to KO these Pokémon before it gets OHKOed. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds Haxorus and uses Substitute and Leech Seed to drain it out of its HP. Send it in against Pokemon like Mega Venusaur, Zygarde, and Magnezone as these are common Pokemon that Haoxrus Haxorus can beat from using Outrage, or in Magnezone's case, (AC) Earthquake. Clicking Outrage is the play most of the time due to how powerful it is unless another move is super-effective against the Pokemon Haxorus is facing can do more damage. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team like Zeraora, or Genesect as both these outspeed and can OHKO Haxorus. Common walls like Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beat Haxorus. (These come under C&C, not here, at least the way you've phrased it. So please, rephrase this part)

Team Options
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Special Choice Scarf attackers like Porygon-Z, (RC)and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Genesect, and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed or OHKO. Special attackers like Meloetta, Genesect and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mew. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, and Donphan also pokemon and Pokemon like Genesect can help deal with Meloetta, (RC) and Naganadel. They can also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Garchomp, Genesect, and Porygon-Z. Steel-type Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Mega Scizor, and Ferrothorn check Fairy-types like of Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, (arranging in decreasing order of usage) and Mega Gardevoir more reliably as Haxorus' Iron Tail has a chance to miss and help with other Pokemon like Mega Gyarados,(RC) and Chansey. Mimikyu with either its offensive Z-Move set or Curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Tapu Fini,(RC) and Garchomp. Jumpluff is a good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Pokemon like Aegislash, non-Rock Blast Golem, and Mega Metagross with its Substitute, Sleep Powder, and Leech Seed set. Tapu Fini is another good Pokemon to pair with Haxorus as it helps with Pokemon like Garchomp, Donphan, and Mega Sableye.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Rock Slide
move 4: Superpower / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Outrage is a strong STAB attack that can be used against other Dragon-types like Garchomp, Zygarde-C, and Naganadel, or other Pokemon that take neutral damage from it like
Mega Venusaur, (bad example, and Greninja. Iron Tail allows Haxorus to check Fairy-types like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele, however, its low accuracy could be an issue. Rock Slide hits Pokemon like Mega Charizard X that doesn't mega evolve, Mega Charizard Y and Mega Pinsir. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Superpower allows it to KO Steel-types like Ferrothorn (It doesn't even 2HKO 252 HP / 0+ Def Ferrothorn; bear in mind that Superpower reduces Attack stat. Also, you've mentioned to use a counter to Ferrothorn in Team Options, so please cross-check)and Air Balloon Heatran.

Set Details
========


Maximum Attack and Speed investment make Haxorus as fast and hard-hitting as possible. Its item Choice Scarf allows it to outpace common Pokemon that would normally outspeed it and KO it like Mega Lopunny, Mega Lucario and Greninja,(AC) and Mega Lucario(arranging in descending order of usage, relevance and importance). A Jolly Nature allows Haxorus to outpace Choice Scarf Porygon-Z. An Adamant nature allows Haxorus to hit harder and secure a KO on Mega Venusaur. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise, and Multiscale from Pokemon like Magnezone, Mimikyu, and Dragonite.

Usage Tips
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Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed Haxorus such as Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their abilities. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro and Magearna as Haxorus cannot beat them. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat these. Do send it against Water-types like Greninja, and Manaphy Volcanion(according to this, Volcanion is used a bit more than Manaphy) as it can outpace both of these and KO them. It can also take care of Pokemon thanks to its Choice Scarf such as Mega Lopunny,(RC) and Zeraora.

Team Options
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Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Substitute and Leech Seed. Mega Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat, (AC)such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross. Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta, and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter and can also take on Mega Gyarados. Sawk can also take care of Mega Gyarados with Thunder Punch. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Mega Slowbro. Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus. Zeraora can help with Water-type Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Greninja, and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on. (Mention the common ZMove users, and then state what each one does)Mega Aggron can be used to help with Tapu Fini, and Mega Metagross as Aggron’s Sturdy allows it hit Tapu Fini back and OHKO it.(Factually wrong, Tapu Fini can just use a NVE move and follow it up with a KO)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Dragonium-Z can be used from along with Outrage to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types due to its lack of power from not being Choice Band like bulky Tapu Lele. Waterium-Z used from along with Aqua Tail can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem. Poisonium Z can be used from along with Poison Jab to lure in Fairy-types like Primarina, and Tapu Fini while also beating Pokemon it already can with running Iron Tail.

Checks and Counters
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**Steel-types**: Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Skarmory, and Ferrothorn can take care of Haxorus due to them being able to easily take a hit, and KO back with its STAB or super effective moves.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Mimikyu, and Tapu Bulu can take care of Haxorus if Iron Tail misses. Fairy-types that do not rely on a miss like Tapu Fini and Primarina can easily OHKO Haxorus as they can take a hit from any of it moves unless Haxorus has Poisonium Z.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z can KO with Hyper Beam if Haxorus isn't running Jolly nature Choice Scarf, and Genesect with Ice Beam can OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move.

**Physically Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2, Avalugg, and Chansey Mega Aggron can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or, in Chansey's case, Counter itMega Aggron's case, use Metal Burst(Chansey is not physically defensive, per se). Intimidate Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, Mega Mawile and Landorus-T cut Haxorus' attack stat, allowing themselves to survive a hit and KO in return with their strong STAB or super effective moves. Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Mew use Will-O-Wisp to burn Haxorus, thereby halving its attack stat, making it easier for them to take multiple hits from Haxorus and eventually defeat it.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types like Garchomp and Naganadel can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB unless Haxorus is Choice Scarf.


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- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Charizard8888, 333554], [MaceMaster, 302951], [dom, 280380], [,]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 

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